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Marty St. Louis added an Olympic gold medal to his already brilliant career brought as Canada beat Sweden 3-0 Sunday in the gold-medal game in Socchi, Russia.
No offense to the rich and emotional hockey history forged by Canada and the former Soviet Union/Russia, but the United States is now Canada's No. 1 hockey rival, Lightning star Steven Stamkos said.
Are you following the progress of Lightning players Martin St. Louis, Radko Gudas, Ondrej Palat, Richard Panik and Sami Salo and prospect Kristers Gudlevskis at the Winter Olympics? Then you'll want to check out our photo …
The Lightning announced its 2014-15 season-ticket renewal campaign with an average 5 percent increase in prices. But not all seats are being treated equally.
Tonight at the Tampa Bay Times Forum will be quite an occasion for Vlad Namestnikov, and not only because he will play his first NHL game for the Lightning.
Marty St. Louis was a unanimous choice to replace Lightning teammate Steven STamkos on Canada's Olympic team, Red Wings and Team Canada coach Mike Babcock said Friday.
Lightning center Valtteri Filppula will be sidelined a minimum three weeks and is out of the Olympics with a non-displaced fracture of his right ankle, the team announced.
Filppula, who was to play in his second Olympics for Finland, was hurt in the third period of Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Maple Leafs.
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Steven Stamkos won't be going to the Olympics because his broken right tibia is not fully healed. But the Lightning's star center said of teammate Marty St. Louis, who will play for Canada in Stamkos' place, "He probably deserved to be on the team since Day 1, so for him to get a chance now, I'm definitely happy for him."
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos has not been medically cleared and will miss the Olympics, the team announced this afternoon.
Lightning star Steven Stamkos, out since Nov. 11 with a broken right tibia, had been confident the past few days that he would be able to get back in the lineup on Saturday at home against the Red Wings and perhaps even play for Canada in the Olympics.
J.T. Brown has great memories of playing at the Xcel Energy Center. It was there his University of Minnesota-Duluth team clinched the 2010-11 national championship by beating Michigan 3-2 in overtime in the final of the Frozen Four. It was Minnesota-Duluth's first national title and Brown was named the tournament's most outstanding player.
Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat on Tuesday was named the NHL's rookie of the month for January. Palat had five goals and 16 points in 15 games.
Steven Stamkos finally has a firm date in mind to play: Saturday at home against the Red Wings.
The Lightning is in an unusual position as it heads into Saturday's game at Montreal.
Lightning star goaltender Ben Bishop, who has been talked about in terms of a potential league MVP, left Thursday's game with the Senators 1:49 into the first period after he was inadvertently kneed in the back of the head by teammate Nikita Kucherov.
The plus/minus stat is a tricky one because it does not distinguish specifically between good play and bad. All it measures is if a player is on the ice when a goal is scored either for or against his team.
It has long been assumed Steven Stamkos would have to play a game or two for the Lightning in order to prove he is ready to play for Canada in next month’s Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Swiss star Reto Suri still is on the Lightning's radar.
Update 12:25 p.m. Lightning star Steven Stamkos said when he came out on the ice before practice today, his surgically-repaired right leg just didn't feel right, so he decided to "err on the side of caution" and not participate in practice.
Former Lightning coach Guy Boucher is the new head coach of SC Bern in Switzerland, that team's web site reported early Monday. He has a contract through the 2015-16 season.